Tag: Substance Abuse

The Joint Commission announces new search site for SUD treatment providers

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on February 1 announced a new search site that is available for finding Joint Commission-accredited organizations that provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and the levels of care they provide. Individuals seeking care, providers, state authorities, and payers can search by organization name or location…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 3, 2023
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New ACS guideline helps trauma centers screen patients for mental health, substance misuse

Editor's Note On January 10, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) reported on a new best practice guideline released to help healthcare professionals screen trauma patients for mental health disorders and substance misuse. Because alcohol and substance misuse problems are prevalent and increasing in trauma patients, this guideline is an…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 12, 2023
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AHA urges DEA to extend virtual prescribing rules, substance use medication

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a special request to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on December 1 asking to clarify and extend rules that were created during COVID-19, which allowed providers to virtually prescribe medication for addiction-treatment, Becker’s Hospital Review December 2 reports. During the pandemic, providers…

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By: Bridget Brown
December 5, 2022
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Binge drinking by young Black, White women increases COVID-19 risk

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at Rutgers University finds that Black and White women in their mid 20s who reported frequent binge drinking during the pandemic were more likely to become infected with COVID-19. The researchers examined seven subgroups of 938 young Black and White women ranging from…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 28, 2022
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Substance use disorder admissions down, overdose deaths up during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study led by the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, finds a 23.5% decrease in substance use disorder treatment admissions across the US during COVID-19. In 2020, the number of substance use disorders admissions decreased from 65.9 to 50.4 per 10,000. The decrease was larger for men (87.5…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 26, 2022
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Study: Divergent drinking patterns acquired by US adults during COVID-19

Editor's Note In this study from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, researchers identify distinct demographic subpopulations with diverging drinking trajectories during the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 8,130 US adults were surveyed biweekly from March 2020 to January 2021 on their past-week alcohol…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 10, 2022
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Poll: Inflation, war, and COVID-19 pushing stress to alarming levels

Editor's Note Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, inflation, money issues, and the war in Ukraine have pushed US stress to alarming levels, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). APA partnered with the The Harris Poll to conduct a survey between February 7 and 14, 2022, and again…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2022
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Increases in drug overdose mortality by race, ethnicity during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that Blacks had the largest percentage increase in overdose mortality rates in 2020, overtaking the rates among Whites for the first time since 1999. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 2, 2022
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COVID-19 patients at increased risk of mental health disorders

Editor's Note This study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St Louis Health Care System finds that those who have had COVID-19 were 60% more likely to experience mental health problems for up to a year. The analysis involved 153,848 patients who survived the…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 17, 2022
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Icahn School of Medicine receives $2M Health Workforce Resiliency grant

Editor's Note The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), on February 16, awarded New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a 3-year, $2.1 million grant to develop a new training initiative to help healthcare workers (HCWs) deal with the mental health…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 17, 2022
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